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Intel Core i9-13900K Will Reportedly Feature ‘Extreme 350W Performance Mode’

According to reports, the Intel Core i9-13900K processors will be able to reach 350 watts to maximize performance.

There are again some talks about the upcoming Core i9-13900K from Intel that reportedly shows us the high power consumption that this top-of-the-range Raptor Lake series processor will have. There is a new mode above PL2 that has been recently found. Check out the complete details below.

Intel Core i9-13900K Features “Extreme 350W Performance Mode”

intel i9-13900k features extreme 350w performance mode

According to reports, the Intel Core i9-13900K processor supports “extreme 350W performance mode”, which is present on some Intel 700 series motherboards. This piece of information was discovered by the Hungarian site ProHardver, which claims that Intel will be adding a new overclocking mode out of the box for its 13th Generation Core i9 CPUs.

The new Intel Core i9 processors will be receiving a 350W power cap, which is in addition to the known PL1 and PL2 modes. The same modes had a power limit of 241W, but the new mode is going to increase the power limit to 350W. This feature will be available on some chosen Intel 700 motherboards, most probably to those high-end parts with the LGA 1700 socket.

As per the source, the same mode is going to need a good cooling system, something that can be visualized just by looking at the 350W of consumption for a CPU. What will be the gain here? Well, there is a talk of 15% more performance with the same mode.

Recall that the Intel 13th Gen Core series processors would be presented on September 27 next month, with a launch in stores for the month of October 2022. The most powerful CPU in the series will be none other than the Intel Core i9-13900K which is going to have 24 cores and a rumored clock speed that reaches 5.8 GHz.

The Intel Raptor Lake-S CPUs will be compatible with current motherboards equipped with socket LGA 1700 socket and 600 series chipset, although a BIOS update will be required before installing an Intel 13th Gen processor for it to be recognized correctly. The prices of this new generation of CPUs have not been revealed, but it is said that they will be a little more expensive than the Intel 12th Gen processor.